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Starting a Baking Business from Home: The Only Guide You Will Need
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Elinor Stutz  --   Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru Elinor Stutz -- Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru
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Dateline: Washington, DC
Thursday, January 12, 2023

 

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Sadie is a journalist graduate, a travel aficionado, and someone with endless curiosity. She lives in San Francisco and enjoys reading, cooking, and comedy songs. You can follow Sadie on Twitter

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Are you good at baking and think you could turn it into a full-time business? This business venture can be lucrative, but you must approach it correctly. Here is a valuable guide that will help you on your way to building a baking empire.

Research Local Laws and Regulations

For starters, you need to look into the local laws regarding businesses in the food service sector. As these regulations differ from place to place, you must do your homework to ensure you are within the law. Are you allowed to run it from home, and what requirements do you need to meet? For example, while commercial businesses are subject to sanitation inspections, home operations are typically exempt. Is there a limit to how many sales you can make daily or restrictions to whom you can sell? Sometimes, this is a way to keep businesses from getting too large.

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Acquire Necessary Permits and Licenses

With the laws in mind, it’s time to obtain all the necessary licenses you might need to operate. The local government officials have listed all the information that you need to provide them with before you can apply for a permit. You can do the whole process online.

Know Your Finances Well

Finances are one of the foundations of a successful business, so you must carefully look after yours. Start by deciding how big of a budget you can dedicate to this endeavor. Then, if you still need to get the necessary funds, see which option is the best for you. Will you borrow money from family, look for an investor, or turn to a bank loan? Make sure you can meet the repayment requirements of whichever alternative you decide. Having a business plan where you will specify everything from your funds to potential customers will be crucial here.

Educate Yourself About Taxes

While on the topic of finances, remember to look into the local tax laws. Consult with an expert to see if you have to charge taxes on your baked goods. Have a separate banking account for your business, making taxes easier.

Decide What You Want to Sell

One big decision you must make early on is what you will sell. Do you plan on offering sweet treats, salty delights, or a combination? Do market research to see what is missing in your area and step up to fill the gap. What will help you stand out? Gluten-free, vegan, or organic goods? Furthermore, you don’t want to produce only one item, so develop a menu that people will love and return to time after time.

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Register As A Company

Once you know what kind of goods you will produce, you finally want to register your company. With all the licenses under your belt and the funds secured, you should have no problem registering the company. The recommendation is to opt for an LLC or another model that is not a sole proprietorship, as that will protect you and your assets from potential lawsuits. If you’re going into this with someone else, it’s best to register as a partnership.

Acquire All Necessary Equipment and Supplies

You will also need all the necessary equipment to meet all orders that will surely start arriving in no time. While your traditional kitchen is enough to accommodate all your needs, it is also too small, and you might have to invest in an extra oven or fridge. Moreover, you will need all sorts of baking supplies like flour, sugar, spices, preservatives, and various other ingredients to make the baking process smooth.

Design Your Packaging

How you package your goods will also matter. You can create something fun to represent your company in the best light if you’re creative. On the other hand, you can also hire someone to help design your packaging, including bags and boxes.

Develop A Marketing Strategy

Finally, you should pay attention to marketing. As a small business, using social media will be crucial. Make accounts on relevant platforms, create attractive graphics and attention-grabbing text, and post regularly to attract customers to your company. You can also give out flyers or invest in a radio commercial. Word-of-mouth will be of enormous help to you as well.

In Conclusion: Starting A Baking Business from Home

Starting any business is never easy, but a food business entails extra measures to ensure your clientele’s and your business’s well-being. First, consider how you envision success and apply the suggestions above to build your desired baking business from home.

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Sales Tips: Starting A Baking Business from Home

  1. The initial steps include considering the type of business you want to build.
  2. Research the rules and regulations for an LLC or another type you are seriously considering.
  3. Consult with an attorney and a tax practitioner to avoid unnecessary upheavals.
  4. Consider all the equipment you may need to purchase and budgetary requirements for maintenance.
  5. Research the strategies necessary behind the business, such as marketing, branding, and effective selling.
  6. Decide on the proper social sites to inform your intended audiences about your offerings.
  7. Craft enticing communications of varying lengths or get professional help to do so.
  8. Create a focus group, and offer trusted advisors a tasting of various dishes to see which they prefer.
  9. Consider the suggestions you receive to expand your food offerings.
  10. Celebrate Success!

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Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored: The International Best-Selling Book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results.” In addition to being translated into four languages, it reached the remarkable and unique level of being hailed Evergreen. Stutz’ commitment to community service led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.”

Kred proclaimed Stutz as a “Top 1% Influencer for Social Media,.  CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”.  Bizzhum and NowISeeIt both named the Smooth Sale Blog as one of the “Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Bloggers.”  Stutz consults and speaks worldwide.

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